Tuberculosis Factographs

Mar 24, 2017

These factographs created for World Tuberculosis Day 2017 showcase key statistics on the devastating disease.

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Is every child counted? Status of data for children in the SDGs

Mar 6, 2017

“Is every child counted” provides a status report on the data availability of child related SDG indicators showing that sufficient data is available only for half of those. Many indicators, such as those on poverty and violence cannot be compared, and are either too limited or of poor quality, leaving governments without the information they need to accurately address challenges facing millions of children, or to track progress towards achieving the Goals. The report also identifies priorities for enhancing the collection, analysis and use of data for children.

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Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool

Feb 9, 2017

The tracking tool allows users to explore scenarios taking into account different rates of progress for the six World Health Assembly (WHA) Nutrition targets and the time left to 2025 using the latest global databases such as the UNICEF-WHO-World Bank joint malnutrition estimates for stunting, wasting and overweight. The six WHO targets on nutrition were set at the global level as default national targets included in this tool, but countries can define their own national targets for contributing to each of the global targets.

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Maternal and Newborn Health Disparities Country Profiles

Nov 22, 2016

These statistical profiles present current levels of key impact, service delivery and coverage interventions for mothers and newborns with a wide array of disaggregation including residence, household wealth, mother’s age, mother’s education and sub-regional levels.

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Differential effects of young maternal age on child growth

Nov 17, 2016

The association of early maternal birthing age with smaller children has been widely observed. However, it is unclear if this is due to confounding by factors such as socioeconomic status, or the age at which child growth restriction first occurs. This paper examines the effect of early maternal birthing age on the first-born child’s height-for-age in a sample of developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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One is Too Many: Ending Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

Nov 10, 2016

For most children around the world, pneumonia and diarrhoea are easily prevented and managed illnesses with simple and effective interventions that are rarely life threatening. However, not all children are so fortunate. This report describes the face of current pneumonia and diarrhoea-related mortality and illustrates the startling divide between those being reached and the abundant number of children left behind, which threatens sustainable development for the world’s poorest nations.

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Diarrhea management in children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: does the source of care matter?

Aug 19, 2016

Many children’s lives can be saved with correct management of childhood diarrhea. Too many children are not receiving adequate care for diarrhea in high-burden sub-Saharan African countries, even among those seen in health facilities. Redoubling efforts to increase careseeking and improve quality of care for childhood diarrhea in both health facilities and at community level is an urgent priority.

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The State of the World’s Children 2016 Report

Jun 30, 2016

This edition of The State of the World’s Children argues that progress for the most disadvantaged children is the defining condition for delivering on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The data in this report show, unless we accelerate the pace of our progress, the futures of millions of disadvantaged and vulnerable children – and therefore the future of their societies – will be imperilled. The flagship publication contains  the latest update to the comprehensive statistics provided by UNICEF on child well-being.

 

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The State of the World’s Children 2016 Statistical Tables

Jun 27, 2016

The 2016 State of the World’s Children Report contains the latest update to the comprehensive statistics provided by UNICEF on child well-being. The updated statistical tables are available to download.

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Pneumonia Care-seeking Interactive Dashboard

Jun 16, 2016

The interactive dashboard on pneumonia careseeking shows that in most countries, children from the poorest households and those from rural areas are much less likely than their peers to get the life-saving treatment they need.

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Every Newborn Action Plan: Country Implementation Tracking Tool Guidance Note

Jun 1, 2016

The purpose of the tool is to track ENAP implementation and progress made by countries towards achieving the national milestones (table 1). Special emphasis is put on tracking processes in place to ensure ENAP is implemented. The tool is a pathway to inform countries and partners on progress and to facilitate provision of country technical support needed to scale up MNH programme.

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Indicator and Monitoring Framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

May 1, 2016

This report presents the indicator and monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, (2016-2030) focusing on its Survive, Thrive and Transform objectives and 17 targets. The report details the selection process for the indicators and implications for monitoring, measurement, investments and reporting.

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Every Newborn Action Plan: Poster

Dec 1, 2015

Although remarkable progress has been made in recent decades to reduce the number of child deaths worldwide, too many newborns die each year. These deaths occur despite the availability of affordable, high-impact, evidence-based solutions. Mortality among newborns fell by 47 per cent over the period 1990 to 2015, a smaller decrease compared to the reduction in under-five mortality of 53 per cent witnessed during the same period.

The global Every Newborn Action Plan was launched in 2014 with clear targets and strategies for reduction of neonatal deaths and still births.

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Every Newborn Action Plan: Country Implementation Tracking Tool Report

Dec 1, 2015

The Every Newborn action plan is based on the latest epidemiology, evidence and global and country learning, and supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement. The preparation was guided by the advice of experts and partners, led by WHO and UNICEF, and by the outcome of several multi-stakeholder consultations and a web-based consultation with more than 300 comments.

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Every Newborn Action Plan: Country Progress Tracking Report

Dec 1, 2015

The Every Newborn action plan is based on the latest epidemiology, evidence and global and country learning, and supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement. The preparation was guided by the advice of experts and partners, led by WHO and UNICEF, and by the outcome of several multi-stakeholder consultations and a web-based consultation with more than 300 comments.

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Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015

Nov 12, 2015

This summary presents new estimates of maternal mortality produced by the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG) as part of global and country monitoring of the Millennium Development Goal five. The estimates for 1990 to 2015 presented in this summary are the eighth in a series of analyses by the MMEIG to examine global, regional and country progress in reducing maternal mortality.

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World Pneumonia Day 2015 Infographic

Nov 11, 2015

Pneumonia is the deadliest childhood disease. This infographic, published for World Pneumonia Day 2015, presents key statistics on pneumonia prevalence, coverage, interventions and solutions.

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Progress for Children Report

Jun 23, 2015

This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15 years failed to reach millions of the most disadvantaged. The report spotlights where the international community must now focus attention and action to reach the most vulnerable children and achieve sustainable growth.

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UNICEF commemorates World Malaria Day: Scaling up interventions against malaria during pregnancy

Apr 15, 2015

UNICEF and partners – WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, USAID’s Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition and Johns Hopkins’ JHPIEGO – commemorate World Malaria Day at UNICEF House on April 15, 2015.

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Home-based record prevalence among children aged 12-23 months from 180 demographic and health surveys

Apr 14, 2015

There is currently a re-focus at the global level on the importance of the home-based record within vaccination service delivery as an important information resource but there are few reports of ever and current home-based record prevalence across countries. We considered all Demographic and Health Surveys (starting with DHS round 3) conducted between 1993 and 2013 for which a final dataset was available in the public domain at the time of the analysis.

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World Malaria Day 2015 infographic: Malaria and Pregnancy

Apr 14, 2015

Defeating malaria is critical to ending poverty and improving maternal and child health. Pregnant women and their babies are especially at risk, since malaria infection during pregnancy can lead to stillbirth, low birth weight and other complications. There are effective and inexpensive strategies available to prevent malaria in pregnancy, including Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy (IPTp) and insecticide treated bednets (ITNs).

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The State of the World’s Children 2015

Nov 20, 2014

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world – who are pushing boundaries and crafting solutions for local problems that reflect urgent global needs – towards a future in which all children can enjoy their rights. The Executive Summary features many of the elements that are highlighted in the main interactive online report, including the extraordinary stories of young innovators. It also presents key statistics on child survival, development and protection for the world’s countries, areas and regions.

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Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2013

Nov 20, 2014

In 1974, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Expanded Program on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Since then, global coverage with the four core vaccines (Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine [for protection against tuberculosis], diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine [DTP], polio vaccine, and measles vaccine) has increased from <5% to ≥84%, and additional vaccines have been added to the recommended schedule. Coverage with the third dose of DTP vaccine (DTP3) by age 12 months is a key indicator of immunization program performance. Estimated global DTP3 coverage has remained at 83%-84% since 2009, with estimated 2013 coverage at 84%. Global coverage estimates for the second routine dose of measles-containing vaccine (MCV2) are reported for the first time in 2013; globalcoverage was 35% by the end of the second year of life and 53% when including older age groups. Improvements in equity of access and use ofimmunization services will help ensure that all children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Harris JB, Gacic-Dobo M, Eggers R, Brown DW, Sodha SV. Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63(46):1055-1058.

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Immunization Summary: A statistical reference containing data through 2013

Nov 10, 2014

This immunization summary is a statistical reference containing data through 2013. It was jointly produced by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It presents detailed statistics on the performance of national and district-level immunization systems in 195 countries and territories.

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Immunization Coverage Summary Application

Nov 1, 2014

The Immunization Summary is an app for visualizing (tables, graphs, maps) data on policies, activities and impact of national immunization systems. These data are reported by WHO & UNICEF member states annually for incidence, coverage and immunization indicators. The WHO UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage constitute an independent technical assessment of coverage. The population data are provided by the United Nations’ Population Division’s “World Population Prospects – The 2012 Revision.” With the exception of the infant and child mortality figures which are provided by WHO’s “World Health Statistics 2014,” data for 2013. The GNI & GDP data are taken from the “2015 World Bank Development Indicators” online. Data are available from 1980 to 2014 (as of 14 July 2015) for a 195 countries or territories.

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Avoiding the Will O’ the Wisp: Challenges in Measuring High Levels of Immunization Coverage with Precision

Aug 14, 2014

When the Expanded Programme on Immunization was launched in 1974, less than 5% of the world’s children were immunized during their first year of life against polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis, measles and tetanus.

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A Summary of Global Immunization Coverage through 2013

Aug 14, 2014

This paper summarizes the 2013 revision (completed July 2014) of the WHO and UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage (WUENIC).

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Generation 2030 | Africa: Child demographics in Africa

Aug 12, 2014

Africa, already the world’s second most populous continent with over 1 billion inhabitants, is experiencing a demographic shift unprecedented in its scale and swiftness.

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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

Jul 30, 2014

The MDGs brought together governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector to achieve concrete goals for development and poverty eradication. Much has been accomplished through the concerted and focused efforts of all, saving and improving the lives of many people, but the agenda remains unfinished.

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Countdown to 2015: Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival. Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report

Jun 30, 2014

The 2014 report was released exactly 18 months to the day from the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals at the end of 2015. It includes an updated, detailed profile for each of the 75 Countdown countries, which together account for more than 95% of the global burden of maternal, newborn and child death.

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Every Newborn: An Action Plan to End Preventable Deaths

Jun 1, 2014

The Every Newborn action plan is based on the latest epidemiology, evidence and global and country learning, and supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement. The preparation was guided by the advice of experts and partners, led by WHO and UNICEF, and by the outcome of several multi-stakeholder consultations and a web-based consultation with more than 300 comments.

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Data, children’s rights, and the new development agenda

May 20, 2014

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the culmination of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As people look to the future of human wellbeing, data will play an increasingly important part in identifying inequities and in informing and evaluating interventions so these are responsive and accountable to the world’s 2.2 billion children, especially those so far excluded from the benefits of development.

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Children in Africa 2014

May 1, 2014

This 8-page brochure presents key statistics on child survival, protection and development for children in Africa.

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World Malaria Report 2013

May 1, 2014

The World Malaria Report 2013 summarizes information received from malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2012 report.

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Home-based child vaccination records – A reflection on form

Apr 1, 2014

Home-based child vaccination records play an important role in documenting immunization services received by children. We report some of the results of a review of home-based vaccination records from 55 countries.

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Home-based child vaccination records – A reflection on form

Apr 1, 2014

Home-based child vaccination records play an important role in documenting immunization services received by children. We report some of the results of a review of home-based vaccination records from 55 countries.

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State of the World’s Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts

Jan 8, 2014

The State of the World’s Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts highlights the critical role data and monitoring play in realizing children’s rights. Credible data, disseminated effectively and used correctly, make it possible to target interventions that help right the wrong of exclusion. Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible – by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, gauging progress and holding duty bearers to account. Making the possible real is up to decision makers.

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Immunization country profiles

Dec 31, 2013

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Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed Progress Report 2013

Sep 9, 2013

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed is a global movement to end preventable child deaths. Under the leadership of participating governments and in support of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child strategy, A Promise Renewed brings together public, private and civil society actors committed to advocacy and action for maternal, newborn and child survival.

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The Millennium Development Goals 2013; Goal 4 – Addendum

Jun 1, 2013

The UN Secretary General’s Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 highlights how UNICEF, in close collaboration with UN agencies and Member States, is making a direct contribution to the dissemination and use of information for decision making.

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Household Survey Indicators for Malaria Control 2013 edition

Jun 1, 2013

The purpose of this manual is to provide detailed specifications for the indicators that can be measured through household surveys and the data that is required for their construction, as well as the issues related to their interpretation.

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Countdown Country Profiles

May 1, 2013

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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2013

Jan 1, 2013

The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually, and this report presents the IGME’s latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the regional and global levels.

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The Millennium Development Goals 2012; Goal 4 – Addendum

Jun 1, 2012

In this edition of the MDG report, Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations highlights several milestones in the foreword: “The target of reducing extreme poverty by half has been reached five years ahead of the 2015 deadline, as has the target of halving the proportion of people who lack dependable access to improved sources of drinking water. Conditions for more than 200 million people living in slums have been ameliorated—double the 2020 target. Primary school enrolment of girls equalled that of boys, and we have seen accelerating progress in reducing child and maternal mortality.”

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Pneumonia and diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children

Jun 1, 2012

This report makes a remarkable and compelling argument for tackling two of the leading killers of children under age 5: pneumonia and diarrhoea.

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Progress for Children: A report card on adolescents: Number 10, April 2012

Apr 1, 2012

This edition of Progress for Children sets out who adolescents are, where they live, what they do, what their problems are and how their needs are – or are not – being met.

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The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World

Feb 8, 2012

This edition of The State of the World’s Children explores the increasingly urban experience of childhood. Over half the world’s people – including more than a billion children – now live in cities and towns.

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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2012

Jan 1, 2012

The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually, and this report presents the IGME’s latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the regional and global levels.

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Building a Future for Women and Children: The 2012 Report

Jan 1, 2012

The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually, and this report presents the IGME’s latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the regional and global levels. Some of the changes that are presented in this edition include the production of sex-specific estimates and the addition of uncertainty intervals for the estimates.

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World Malaria Report 2012

Jan 1, 2012

The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report. It highlights the progress made towards the global malaria targets set for 2015, and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination.

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Progress and impact series: Number 7 – September 2011 – A Decade of Partnership and Results

Sep 1, 2011

Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. The “UN Decade to Roll Back Malaria” was proclaimed soon after all UN Member States made a commitment to tackle the disease in their landmark 2001 General Assembly resolution. This report documents the remarkable progress that has been made.

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The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescents: An Age of Opportunity

Feb 1, 2011

In the foreword to this State of the World’s Children 2011 edition, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF writes: “Adolescence is not only a time of vulnerability, it is also an age of opportunity. This is especially true when it comes to adolescent girls. We know that the more education a girl receives, the more likely she is to postpone marriage and motherhood – and the more likely it is that her children will be healthier and better educated. By giving all young people the tools they need to improve their own lives, and by engaging them in efforts to improve their communities, we are investing in the strength of their societies.

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Monitoring maternal, newborn and child health: understanding key progress indicators

Jan 1, 2011

Countdown to 2015 is a global movement of academics, governments, international agencies, health-care professional associations, donors and nongovernmental organizations, with The Lancet as a key partner. It uses country-specific data to stimulate and support country progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, Report 2011

Jan 1, 2011

The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually, and this report presents the IGME’s latest estimates of under-five and infant mortality and, for the first time, estimates of neonatal mortality. It also assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the regional and global levels.

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Immunization Summary: A statistical reference containing data through 2010

Jan 1, 2011

This immunization summary is a statistical reference containing data through 2009. It was jointly produced by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It presents detailed statistics on the performance of national and district-level immunization systems in 194 countries and territories.

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Immunization Summary: A statistical reference containing data through 2009

Jan 1, 2011

This immunization summary is a statistical reference containing data through 2008. It was jointly produced by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It presents detailed statistics on the performance of national and district-level immunization systems in 194 countries and territories.

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Progress for Children: Achieving the MDGs with Equity: Number 9, September 2010

Sep 1, 2010

‘Achieving the MDGs with Equity’ is the focus of this ninth edition of Progress for Children, UNICEF’s report card series that monitors progress towards the MDGs.

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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

Jun 1, 2010

In this sixth edition of the MDG report published annually, a thorough review of the progress made toward reaching the MDGs by 2015 is presented. Sha Zukang, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, writes: “The Millennium Development Goals are still attainable.

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Progress and impact series: Number 2 – April 2010 – World Malaria Day 2010: Africa Update

Apr 1, 2010

The report, released on World Malaria Day 2010, focuses on the fight against malaria through prevention and treatment in Africa and highlights the importance of achieving and sustaining malaria control as a key strategy for achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals in malaria endemic African countries.

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Progress and impact series: Number 1 – March 2010 – Malaria Funding & Resource Utilization: The First Decade of Roll Back Malaria

Mar 1, 2010

This first report released as part of the 2010-2011 Roll Back Malaria Progress and Impact series, highlights recent increase in external funding for malaria control over the last ten years in twelve countries due mainly to support from Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the US President’s Malaria Initiative and the World Bank Booster Program for Malaria Control in Africa.

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Countdown to 2015: Taking stock of maternal, newborn and child survival – Decade Report (2000-2010)

Jan 1, 2010

Countdown to 2015 is global movement of academics, governments, international agencies, health care professional associations, donors and nongovernmental organizations, with The Lancet as a key partner. It uses country-specific data to stimulate and support country progress towards achieving the health-related MDGs by focusing on coverage of effective interventions for maternal, newborn and child health and coverage determinants, including health systems and policies, financial flows and equity.

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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, Report 2010

Jan 1, 2010

The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) was formed in 2004 to share data on child mortality, harmonize estimates within the UN system, improve methods for child mortality estimation and produce consistent estimates of child mortality worldwide for reporting on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. IGME updates child mortality estimates annually, and this report presents the IGME’s latest estimates of under-five and infant mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the regional and global levels.

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